One of the most important pieces of equipment your aquarium would need is the filter. The filter is like the kidneys of your aquarium system
. It cleans the life-blood of your system which is the water just like in the human body where kidneys clean up all sorts of chemical toxins, chemical build ups and waste nutrients in the blood. The filter in an aquarium system keeps the water healthy by cleaning it and taking out debris as well as high levels of harmful chemicals so that the water is healthier for the fish. The bottom line of a good filtration system, whether its for the human body or the aquarium system, is that it must keep the fluids health level safe.
The filter's action keeps the water ph, alkaline, nitrate and nitrite levels to where they should be. Thats how important it is. If the filter is clogged with a lot of debris, it would start to make a grinding noise or it would just stop working. What makes this tragic is that you, the owner of the aquarium system, are the last person to know. Because, even though the water is clear, it could have already been showing a lot of chemical problems. The damage may have started by the time you began to notice.
How do you prevent this problem?
- Check your filter regularly. - Make sure that the impeller, which is the cleaning mechanism, is working.
Thankfully, many filter impeller units are replaceable. So there are replacement parts available in the market. One such replacement part for a particular system is the Marineland Impeller for Eclipse Sytem 12 from Pet Store
. This impeller replacement is for the aquarium system produced by the Marineland Aquarium Supplies. This impeller replacement is a great buy when the original filter has broken down. So if youre in the market for an aquarium, make sure that the aquarium system that youre using, like the eclipse system 12, has a ready-made impeller or other replacements available.
Replacement Impeller for System 12